On Thursday, October 17, 2013, Gelver Raul Martinez Ramirez (DOB 09/17/1971) pled no contest and was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to a total of 20 years in the Department of Corrections for the charges of 1 count of Promoting Sexual Performance by a Child and 9 counts of Possessing Photos, Motion Pictures, etc., which Include Sexual Conduct by a Child. He was designated a Sexual Offender, fine and costs were imposed and it was ordered that the defendant forfeit all items seized to FDLE.
On, July 10th the Walton County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) in executing a search warrant at 37 12th Street, Santa Rosa Beach. Gelver Raul Martinez Ramirez was arrested for possession of obscene material and possession of photograph of sexual performance by a child. The warrant originated out of FDLE in Tallahassee when an FDLE Special Agent determined that a computer located in Walton County was downloading and/or sharing child pornography on the Internet using peer-to-peer software. Martinez admitted to downloading videos of child pornography and was in possession of 9 child pornography files.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Walton County Sheriff’s Office are members of the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.